Winter is a great time to arrange a family photoshoot in Cardiff. It’s a great excuse to get out in the fresh air at a time where everyone is sick of being cooped up indoors. Plus, if you missed getting you family photoshoot in Cardiff done during the busy Autumn season, you still have a chance in winter.
We headed to the Forest Fawr Sculpture trail just a few miles away from Castle Coch. It’s a great spot for a family photoshoot in Cardiff. It’s really close to the city and the sculptures keep little children during the session.
My style during family photoshoots is not to direct everyone and make them post and smile for the camera. Instead, I like to stay in the background, letting families play and be themselves, whilst I capture these unscripted moments. Occasionally I’ll ask a question to get them to look at me, this way I’m much more likely to get natural smiles. If I asked them to look and smile at me, I’ll probably get the camera smile. You know the one, the fake, cheesy grin they do for the school photographer. That’s not what my sessions are about. We’re all about the real here, the true moments you want to capture.
Snuggly pictures are the best! How many times a day do you cuddle your children? Loads I bet! It’s worth taking photos of then, right?
Once the kids have had a good run around and burnt off some energy, I can get a few posed images. I don’t spend too long on the posted images as kids tend to get bored quite quickly. I get families to cuddle together for a few quick photos, then it’s back ti playing. We play games too to get everyone smiling at the camera.
If you love the idea of a family photoshoot in Cardiff, find out more about my approach to family photography here.
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